I've been a professor, in women's studies and Asian studies. I currently work more in advising--love engaging with students and "teaching" them, whether in the classroom or in advising sessions. Love seeing minds open and students become more of who they are. I do love being in the classroom--miss that in my current job. But love my job.
I do NOT like research much. Too solitary, too detail-oriented, too unrewarding for me. I do like presenting on my research, though.